About Mark Pampling

Mark Pampling thinks in flowers. Through three decades of experience and practice he has established a solid reputation as an expert in floral design. He has become well known for his exacting craftsmanship and technical skills and for refined compositions that display an affinity for clear lines and disciplined material use. Mark's generosity as a teacher and educational leader is highly regarded, which has led to collaborations and guest roles with Schools, Colleges and flower associations internationally.

Exhibitions and Flower Show Displays feature throughout the oeuvre of Mark's designing, including presentations in The Netherlands, Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, England, China and Malaysia. The appreciation of his abilities has provided the opportunity for him to share floral design with workshop participants in many places, including Pakistan, South Africa, Vietnam, The Philippines and Indonesia.

Mark firmly believes in the satisfaction and rewards that can be found on the journey to floral design excellence. His philosophy is that there is no end to learning in floral design and he actively embraces the roles of both teacher and student.

Mark is the creative force behind { Flower Thinking }.

Recent achievements include

2019 Beijing World Flower Art Contest – 1st Place

2014 Fusion Flowers International Designer of the Year – 1st Place

9th China International Orchid Show (Sanya) – Best Creative Award

2014 International Flower Contest Japan – Best in Show, Gold Award and Design Innovation Award

Asia Cup 2014 (Japan) – 1st Place – Surprise Table Display

2013 Fusion Flowers International Designer of the Year – 2 Silver Awards & 1 Bronze Award

2012 Fusion Flowers International Designer of the Year – 4th Place

2012 Interflora Australia Cup – Winner

2011 Interflora Australia Cup – Winner

Australian Competitor 10th Interflora World Cup 2004 – 3rd Place

Mark’s interest in floral material and craftsmanship originated in his home town of Toowoomba, long known as Australia’s Garden City and famous for its annual Carnival of Flowers. He began introductory floral art and floristry education there, studies that led to a continuing thirst to expand his knowledge and skills in floral design – a passion that seems to know no end.

Mark has been awarded Australia’s top floristry prize, the Interflora ‘Australia Cup’, on multiple occasions, and has been highly placed in a number of international competitions and exhibitions, including a 3rd placing at the Interflora World Cup in 2004 when he represented Australia, and Champion at the 2019 Beijing World Flower Art Contest.

Education, business and advisory roles make up Mark’s extensive resume. He is co-owner of Alstonville Florist in northern New South Wales, a TAFE teacher, demonstrator, accredited floristry Judge and industry consultant – roles that have required his presence all around Australia and most recently to Singapore, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, Taiwan and China. Mark is also a regular contributor to international floral design publications, most notably to the pages of Fusion Flowers Magazine.

I'd like to share my passion for floral design with you.

Ask me any question!